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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

Third Edition

P. H. Matthews

March 2014

ISBN: 9780199675128

464 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

Oxford Quick Reference

Price: £11.99

This authoritative dictionary provides coverage across the field of linguistics, both the theoretical and the practical. In over 3,250 entries it clearly defines terms relating to phonetics, grammar, semantics, languages (spoken and written), dialects, and sociolinguistics.

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This authoritative dictionary provides coverage across the field of linguistics, both the theoretical and the practical. In over 3,250 entries it clearly defines terms relating to phonetics, grammar, semantics, languages (spoken and written), dialects, and sociolinguistics.

  • New edition of the standard quick reference work on linguistics
  • Over 3,250 entries spanning this multidisciplinary field, covering everything from phonetics, to sociolinguistics, to formal semantics
  • Covers the theory of language and language history, as well as the classification of languages
  • Features biographical entries of key figures in linguistics
  • Helpful examples convey the meaning of even the most technical terms

New to this edition

  • Over 100 new entries, including many terms in the fields of semantics and syntactic theory

About the Author(s)

P. H. Matthews, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, St. John's College, Cambridge University

Peter Matthews is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at Cambridge University and a Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. His many publications include Inflectional Morphology (1972), Morphology (2nd ed. 1991), Generative Grammar and Linguistic Competence (1979), Syntax (1981), Grammatical Theory in the United States from Bloomfield to Chomsky (1993), A Short History of Structural Linguistics (2001), Syntactic Relations: A Critical Survey (2007), Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction (2003), and The Positions of Adjectives in English (2014).

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Acknowledgements
    Note on the Third Edition
    Directory of Symbols
    Dictionary